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Humanities: Fieldwork Skills

Using a Quadrat

Purpose:

Instructions: See attached sheet below. 

 

Resources: 

City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Native Plant Group. (2013). Indigenous plants of Bendigo (3rd ed.). Bendigo: Bendigo Modern Press.

Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests. (2014). Mosses of dry forests in south eastern Australia. Mount Alexander Region.

The North Central Catchment Management Authority. (2014). Weeds identification guide - North Central Victoria.

 

More Fieldwork Techniques and Information

The Royal Geographical Society

New Zealand Darron Gredge's Youtube Channel - Lots of great instructional videos on fieldwork techniques. 

 

Using a Transect

Purpose:

Instructions: Look at the instructional sheet below and the video on How to do a line transect

Resources:

City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Native Plant Group. (2013). Indigenous plants of Bendigo (3rd ed.). Bendigo: Bendigo Modern Press.

 

Field Sketching

Purpose: Field sketching and field photography are fundamental parts of any field work investigation. It is a simple qualitative technique. 

Instructions: How to draw a field sketch from a photograph video.

Resources: 

  • Clipboard
  • Pencil

Further Information: 

The Royal Geographical Society - Field Sketching and Photography

Completing a Habitat Assessment

Purpose:

Image

Instructions: (video)

Resources: